Highlights from the Robert A. Hadley Collection

We have a new album from our Robert A. Hadley Collection available online. Hadley shot images throughout the Upper-Midwest and Canada in these selections. They include the below image of Canadian National Railway (CN) steam locomotives #6001 and #2721 inside a shop at Stratford, Ontario, circa 1950.

View the entire album: http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/hadley/

Hadley Collection Overview

  • Gift of Apex Foundation
  • 6,618 black and white negatives
  • 1930s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes the United States, England, and Canada with particular emphasis on Michigan and the Upper-Midwest, as well as Colorado and Wyoming

Fred Springer’s Western European Railways

We have another album from our Fred M. Springer Collection available online. Fred traveled throughout Western Europe in these selections including streetcar no. 27 picking up passengers in A Coruna, Galicia, Spain, on July 7, 2001.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/western-european-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

Fred Springer’s Alaska and Canadian Railways

The Center has just added Fred M. Springer selections of Alaska and Canadian Railways. The album includes this moving shot of VIA Rail passenger train no. 1, The Canadian, in the area of Moose Lake in Alberta, Canada, on July 17, 2003.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/alaska-and-canadian-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

New Issue of Railroad Heritage

The new Fall 2017 issue of Railroad Heritage is here. Photographer Richard Koenig reflects on “Growing up in Railroad Vacuum” and the value of mentorships with his story and photographs from Indiana and Illinois in the late 1970s. Koenig now teaches art at Michigan’s Kalamazoo College and is working on a project about the original transcontinental railroad. Mark Aldrich, a retired economics professor from Smith College, explores railroad political cartoons from the late 19th and early 20th century in “The Pen is Mightier than the Locomotive.” Jordan Radke, archives manager, offers further insights into copyright concerns surrounding photography and art in his regular “Out of the Archives” column, while Arjan den Boer shares more about European railway poster art in his column. The issue also includes book reviews and a roundup of the Center’s six traveling exhibitions currently on tour.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 50, Fall 2017

Fred Springer’s Eastern European Railways

Check out the newest album from Fred M. Springer’s travels. These selections are of Eastern European Railways and feature a scene of Polskie Koleje Państwowe (Polish State Railways) steam locomotive no. Pt47-65 waiting at Konotop station, as a man walks his bike near the tracks in Konotop, Greater Poland, Poland, on May 20, 1993.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/eastern-european-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America